We know that "seasonal produce" seems like a distant fantasy when your neighborhood is covered in 30-plus inches of snow -- but East Coasters, listen up: Vegetables native to your region and season do exist.
And not only that, they're often as sweet, textural, rich, and delicious as the veggies you find throughout the rest of the year.
For a guilt-free locally sourced diet, these 10 East Coast vegetables are available now -- and we've included tasty recipes that tell you just how to eat them.
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